Microsoft looks to more personalized IM

The developements on IM and related solutions have just started if you ask me. Like many other software manufacturers MIcrosoft sees Realtime communication / collaboration as a hugh opportunity and will continue to innovate in this field, both on the corporate as well as on the consumer side.

Microsoft plans to deliver a new version of its popular MSN Messenger client by mid-2005 that will let users create a more customized instant messaging (IM) experience, the company said last week.
Aside from the user experience, MSN Messenger also has to bring in more money, the company said. Microsoft has yet to really tap the online advertising opportunities in the client, Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s MSN Information Services & Merchant Platform division, said last week at a meeting with financial analysts at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
[Via WinInsider.com]

Peter de Haas
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